About Dianne-

I am grateful for the many roads I've been fortunate enough to travel and I value each of them as a partner, parent, daughter, sister and friend.   My life travels have brought me full circle to my original desire to explore beauty as a working artist.   That creative journey is divided between my studios based in Anchorage, Alaska and Blacksburg, Virginia.  I am fortunate to be surrounded by either the rugged, cold beauty of Alaska or the soft rolling mountains in Virginia, both of which inspire me to express my version of beauty through paints and canvas.


International Gallery of Contemporary Art

Alaska Artists Guild

Blacksburg Regional Artists Association

Art League Houston

Lawndale Art Center, registered artist

Oil Painters of America



8x8x4 Show, Four artists contributing multiple 8"x8" art on show at MMC&T, Blacksburg, VA, September 2020-21, by invitation.

BRAA Featured Artist, Blue Ridge Cancer Center, Blacksburg, VA, July-Sept. 2020.

Guest Artist, A New Leaf Gallery, Floyd, VA, March-April 2020, by invitation.

International Gallery of Contemporary Art,  Anchorage, AK,  "100x100 Show", December 2019.

Featured Artist, Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea, Blacksburg, VA, April-October 2019.

BRAA Featured Artist, Main Street Inn, Blacksburg, VA, Oct. 2018-Jan. 2019.

Art in the Airport, Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional airport, Roanoke, VA, 2017, juried.

Women Painters of the Southeast 6th annual on-line show, 2017, juried.

"The New River Through an Artist's Eye", published by The Artful Lawyer, 36-37, 2017, print.

New River Art Biennial 2017, Floyd, VA, juried.

Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA, "Research in the Abstract", 2016, juried.

Galerie Spectra, Houston, TX, "Summer Show Top 50", 2015, juried.

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX, "White on White" exhibition, 2015, juried. 


Rice University, Glasscock School 

Laura Spector, of Chadwich & Spector (Draftsman's Toolbox)

Art League Houston

Laura Spector (acrylic, oil)

Carrie Reeder (color theory)

Polly Lui  (classical figure drawing from live model)

Armando Rodriquez (drawing)

University of Alaska

Certification, Group Fitness

Louisiana Tech University

Bachelor of Science, Marketing

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